Ken Zaremba Photography
Bears, Bears, Bears
To Ken’s Photography
I’m fortunate to have been able to extensively travel the world and photograph many of its creatures. I enjoy sharing my adventures with others through photography. Most of our photo trips are into the jungles and wilderness in pursuit of all things wild. Nature and all its creatures holds a special fascination for me, as does the people of remote places. Photography from over seventy countries on seven continents over the past fifteen years since my retirement.
My extensive world travels have resulted in my accumulating well over a hundred thousand photographs and many remain unprocessed. I’ve always said that I’d get around to processing them when I was forced to slow down. I haven’t been forced to slow down. But at the beginning of 2016 I determined it was now time to get some of the Wildlife, Nature, Landscape and Travel photography out of the computer and share it with others. This is my initial effort at displaying some of my work and making it available for other people to enjoy.
There remains unprocessed Wildlife, Nature, Landscape and Travel photography from trips to the Russian Arctic, Canadian Arctic, South Georgia, Falkland Islands, Antarctica and Sub-Antarctic Islands of New Zealand. Also pictures from Australia, India, Mexico, Central America, Peru, Columbia, Brazil, Argentina and others waiting for me to find the time to process them. There is more of my Wildlife, Nature, Landscape and Travel photography on my FLICKR and KenZarembaPhotography.com sites that is not on Zaremba.org.
A trip to Columbia for 3 weeks started our 2013 adventures. Later that year we were in the Amazonia and Pantanal regions of Brazil for several weeks. That was followed up with a trip up through Central Australia, Adelaide to Alice Springs on the Oodnadata Track. From Alice Springs we flew to Melbourne to board a small ship to see Tasmania and the Sub-Antarctic Islands of New Zealand. For 2014 we started with a week in the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone in pursuit of wolves. Then we went to Africa, our sixth trip; Botswana, Namibia and Republic of Congo. In the Republic of Congo we successfully trekked Lowland Gorillas. In late summer we were on the National Geographic Explorer inaugural journey through the North West passage. The route was from Iceland to Greenland and on through the North West Passage. We failed to make it due to ICE! February 2015 had us back in India, our second visit. In early summer we were in Wild Poland for a couple of weeks. August had us sitting among the Kodiak Brown Bears of Katmai National Park in Alaska. Due to knee replacement surgery in September 2015, there were no more trips until the second half of 2016. In July of 2016 we returned to Africa for the seventh time ( South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, & Tanzania). We finished our 2016 travels with a trip to the Great Bear Rainforests of British Columbia in pursuit of Spirit Bears (Kermode Black Bears).
Prior to the digital age I spent years lugging around a Canon AE1 and lenses on my hiking and wilderness backpacking trips. I’m still with Canon but it is all digital now. Because of my interest in Nature and Wildlife, I currently use Canon 7d MkII bodies (2) , one with Canon’s 200-400mm L IS Internal 1.4 Extender lens and the other with Canon’s s15-85mm IS lens. Other lenses in my kit are the Canon 70-200mm L f/2.8 IS II telephoto lens, 100-400mm L IS II telephoto lens, s10-22mm, 24-105mm L IS, and 70-300mm DO IS lens.
I started digital photo processing using Kodak and Google’s Picasa. I changed to Adobe’s Photoshop Lightroom at version 2 due to the non-destructive capability and the ability to do RAW processing. Now I use the latest version of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC for my digital processing. Initially, I began digital photography shooting in the .jpg mode but have shot only in the RAW mode for many years now.